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Old 07-03-2007, 04:18 PM   #7
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People often describe Safin's strokes as heavy and I would hardly say he uses "lots of spin". To me, a heavy ball is produced when someone uses good technique and utilizes mass to hit a ball solidly, rather than having flashy, whippy strokes that produce tons of topspin. Federer's shots are heavy, and also use spin, but I don't believe it is spin that classifies a stroke as heavy. Safin's backhand is what I would call "heavy".

I disagree with TennsDog in other words.
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